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Jewish Cemetery

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Address: ul. Abrama Cytryna | ul. Zmienna, Lodz, Poland
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+48 42 656 70 19

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A bit neglected but a really moving and impressive place...

One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, which once served a colourful and vibrant community that made up one third of all inhabitants of prewar Lodz. Here rest side by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Adrian J
Łódź, Lodz, Poland
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Łódź, Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, which once served a colourful and vibrant community that made up one third of all inhabitants of prewar Lodz. Here rest side by side common people, rich cotton mill owners, merchants, doctors, teachers, rabbis; simply people from all walks of life. The mausoleum of the Poznanski family is the largest in the... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Jewish cemetery is one of historic sights in Lodz that attract tourists - not only Jewish - from all over the world. A visitor can admire many well preserved Jewish tombstones (Matzevahs) from that necropolis and found in different locations of the city in which 100 years ago Jews accounted for 1/4 th of the population. There are some... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Visited by myself on a Sunday morning. Unexpectedly there was a large tour group formed, likely 100 people but guided in Polish so I did not join in. A bit tricky to find as you feel like you are trespassing, but once you get to the main gate you know you are in the right place. If you do not... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Cemeteries are not really tourist attractions but memorials to the lives of the people and communities buried in them. At the vast, sadly deteriorating Lodz Jewish cemetery, every step attests to a once-thriving community that was decimated by the Nazis and that has been left with too few members to care for it. In the oldest part of the cemetery,... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Cmentarz żydowski w Łodzi - Jewish cemetery in Lodz, is a place of profound emotional impact. The site has largely returned to forest, where huge trees draped with vines overshadow thousands of memorial stones, statues, and crumbling fences. Some of the memorials have been restored, but thousands have fallen over. Surprisingly, the site survived World War II largely intact.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Wandered through , lots of monuments to the city's Jewish heritage & its patrons , A memorial to the Jews murdered by the Germans in WW2

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

part of a roots visit and the berth place of my father . was not aware of many aspects of the community, the ghetto and others. the lady at the office was very friendly and because it was Sunday and the main office was closed helped us and we found information of my fathers relatives that parrished in the ghetto... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Astonishingly large site. Here you can find the last resting place of everyone from paupers to millionaire industrialists. It is quiet here and solemn, a place for stillness and reflection. Much work has been done to clear and preserve the site but there is years of work to do. Near one of the walls there are deep pits that were... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was an intense visit. As stated in other reviews, the Jewish Cemetery in Lodz is an incredibly impressive and sad place. You get a more complete understanding of the Jewish community pre WWII and when the history changes with the Nazis. It’s very visual there. Everyone should visit. We were surprised that so much of it still existed. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Certainly worth a visit. The air is still and there is somewhat haunting feel given the history of this cemetery.

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